The beautiful diamond you wore for so long just popped out and found its way down the drain. The wedding ring you love so much is now only a shell of what it used to be, literally. If you feel like you lost a part of you, we understand. But trust us, your ring can be whole once again. As long as you are well-informed about the process of buying loose diamonds, you may even be able to create a prettier ring than the one you had before.

Truly, you should consult with a respected local jeweler in order to determine what’s best for you, but here are some basics to get you started.

 

What You Need to Know about Buying Loose Diamonds

The style of your ring will be one of the factors that determines what type of loose diamonds you will buy to replace your missing stone. However, if you desire, jewelers will be able to modify your ring to the style that you choose.

Diamond shapes and styles include:

  • Round
  • Princess
  • Radiant
  • Cushion Modified
  • Cushion Brilliant
  • Marquise
  • Pear
  • Oval
  • Emerald
  • Heart
  • Asscher
  • Trillion

Different shapes and styles of diamonds can even be merged together to create a beautiful wedding ring design that’s all you.

 

What to Look for When Buying Diamonds

Whether you are buying loose diamonds or shopping for a whole new ring, you may find yourself mesmerized when you walk into your favorite local jewelry store. With so much brilliance sparkling all around you, it may be hard to know how to choose the best diamond, but here are a few tips.

  1. A diamond should be well-cut, giving it a brighter sparkle. Light won’t radiate off a flat stone as much.
  2. The carat is about the weight of a diamond, not necessarily its quality. The cost will be determined by other factors in addition to the weight, so you will need to decide how much you will want to spend ahead of time. (By the way, don’t forget to check your jewelry warranty to see what you are entitled to and if you are within the timeframe in which you can use it.)
  3. Because diamonds are natural, almost all of them will have some imperfections. Look for a diamond with as few impurities as possible. Ask your jeweler about the clarity levels of diamonds, which are identified by letters. An FL diamond, for example, is “flawless” and very expensive, while an SI2 diamond at the lower end of the spectrum has small imperfections.
  4. Another aspect to consider when buying loose diamonds is the color. Diamonds with no color are the most expensive because they have the greatest sparkle, but colored diamonds can be just as beautiful depending on your preference.

People spend years understanding how to identify the best diamonds, so let us help you. We can answer your questions to ensure that you choose the perfect replacement diamond for your wedding ring. Step into our Novi jewelry store, visit our Diamond Castle Jewelers website, or call us at (248) 621-3647 for more information or to have your wedding ring repaired. We’ll make sure you are just as pleased with the new design of your ring as you were with the first.